ACTORS AND FILMMAKER IN ATTENDENCE INCLUDE:
SYLVESTER STALLONE MICHAEL B JORDAN TESSA THOMPSON BRITISH BOXING CHAMPION TONY BELLEW AND DIRECTOR RYAN COOGLER
On Tuesday 12th January 2016, the knockout cast of CREED will take on the red carpet in London’s prestigious Leicester Square for the film’s European premiere.
From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s CREED. The film reunites Coogler with his (Fruitvale Station) star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, and explores a new chapter in the (Rocky) story, starring Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring? CREED also stars Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias) as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow; and English pro boxer, former threetime ABA Heavyweig